Ocala Horse Shows
and Horseback Riding

Marion County, Florida

Ocala horse showsOcala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.

Ocala Horse Farms

Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thoroughbreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.

Florida Horse Park in Ocala

Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.

Hits Ocala - 2016 Show Jumping Schedule

New!:  HITS Holiday Shows Added in December 2015

Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid December to mid March for over 30 years.

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider.

Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.

Rocking Horse Stables (Altoona)

Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows, Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and Orlando. Rocking Horse

Canterbury Showplace (Newberry)

Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.

Hotels in Ocala

Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planning a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.

Carriage Rides and Tours

Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.


Aug 29, 2015
Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness
horse shows
Much of Florida has had a considerable amount of rain this summer and it looks like a rain event will be upon us next week. This can cause serious flooding in some areas already saturated. It is important that horse owners ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) and the Equine Health Studies Program at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine released some tips for horse owners in hurricane-prone areas on June 2. More info...

Aug 28, 2015
Ellen: The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice
By Samantha Clark
horse shows
“Once upon a time …” So many of us grew up with fairy tales, and perhaps dreaming that one day they’d come true in real life, but how many of us could turn our own story into a magical children’s book that not only charms but also bears a valuable lesson for all ages?

Artist Ellen Skidmore has done just that with the recent publication of her autobiographical children’s book, Ellen, The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice. Born with a severe stutter and a deep passion for horses and dogs, “I came out of the womb pony mad”, Ellen found herself working at The Thoroughbred Training Centre in Lexington, Ky, in her twenties, and it was there that she met Harvey, a big, gorgeous 17hh bay three year old TB. More info...

Aug 27, 2015
Wear It Well
By Kelli Neubert
horse showsLet's be honest. To the "outside world" a cowboy (or girl) seems pretty easy to spot. There are the obvious telltale signs—a hat of some sort (be it palm leaf, straw, felt or a logo ball cap). The clink clink clink of spurs on a hardwood floor is another dead giveaway. Factor in a pair of distressed jeans carrying a considerable amount of dirt... or starch... or both... and you can be fairly confident that there's a horse person of some sort standing in front of you. More info...

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